Sunshine Coast RCMP is investigating a boat fire near Francis Pennuisula in Pender Harbour.

The fire was discovered around 7:30 in the morning (Dec 6th) and after the fire was put out by the Madiera Park Fire department a dead body was found.

Foul play isn’t suspected and police believe it could be a case of someone trying to stay warm in a derelict boat and some unsafe wiring lead to the fire.

Authorities won’t be releasing any other information until the person’s next of kin is contacted.